Couple burned in South Side motel fire may have been cooking meth beforehand
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Firefighters responded around 4:20 a.m. to the fire at the Ever-Kleen Motel in the 1300 block of Roosevelt Avenue, where they discovered one of the units totally engulfed in flames. Photo: 21 Pro Video

Two people who were severely burned Friday morning in a South Side motel fire may have been cooking meth prior to the blaze, according to officials with the San Antonio Fire Department.

Firefighters responded around 4:20 a.m. to the fire at the Ever-Kleen Motel in the 1300 block of Roosevelt Avenue, where they discovered one of the units totally engulfed in flames.

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The fire was eventually extinguished, but two victims were badly burned. A woman suffered first and second degree burns to 75 percent of her body, and a man suffered first and second degree burns over his body as well, officials said. Both were transported to San Antonio Military Medical Center in serious condition.

Officials with the San Antonio Fire Department said the two victims were possibly cooking meth before the fire ignited, though its unclear if the illicit drug production caused the blaze.

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